Things I Don't Want To See Next Generation

Torrence Davis of STFUandPlay writes, "The next generation of console games is upon us. This year Microsoft and Sony will bless us with new hardware, faster networks and a more streamlined Eco system. After the many pains of this 7th generation of consoles, I’m hoping that they’ve learned from their mistakes and are planning on treating us like gamers and not fast food addicts. I’ve come up with a list of things I don’t want to see in generation 8. Rest assured, if I feel like I’m getting screwed over in generation 8, I’ll sell my consoles and stick to mobile and PC gaming. "

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steve30x2998d ago

The hardware faults were there because Microsoft and Sony tried to stuff hot hardware into a small case. They needed to make the case small for the hardware to satisfy their customers because a lot of the customers want small and fancy. There wasnt enough room for the fans to move air to cool the hot hardware. Another reason for some of the failures was some people were putting the consoles into spaces where there wasnt enough cool air getting to the console.

MikeMyers2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Things I don't want to see

1. Faulty hardware.
2. Online fees just to access multiplater.
3. Consoles with no hard drives.
4. Games running below 30fps.
5. Games below native 1080p.
6. Prices higher than $60.
7. Consoles with no backwards compatibility.
8. Prices higher than $500
9. Lack of new ip's.
10. No 3rd party exclusive deals unless they are co-publishing the game.

zebramocha2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

@mike 1 is impossible because different manufacturing processes or components may lead to faulty products,2 are you talking about online pass?that's there to recoup money from second hand sales,though they should have trial thing for mp after the games release,4,5devs choice,6 I assuming but if games are not flying of the shelves at $60,than a increase would not help,7 companies choice,8,hard to say as the transition from this gen to next should be easy unlike last gen,9,devs/ people choice to support or make it happen,10 don't mind if it's a new ip and the content shouldn't effect the game over all.

guitarded772998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

Hardware faults were too high in the beginning of this gen, but the author wants below 1%... I don't know if that can happen on such a complex machine as a console. 6-7 years ago when the 360 and PS3 came out, we were very early into the current model of processor architecture (multi-core). Processors produce heat... the more switches a processor has, the more heat produced... it's just the way it works. The 360 had a fatal flaw in design, and had to redesign the chipset to fix the problem with heating. The first generation PS3 had a huge case and a huge fan, so I don't think it was a matter of enough room or fans. It also had a lower failure rate, and produced less heat... I'm guessing due to the chip design.

Anyway, point is... the three biggest enemies of any electronic device are dust, liquid and heat. Heat is the only one engineers have a direct influence on. Modern chip architecture is designed with multi cores, and it allows engineers to design a machine from getting too hot. I don't think we'll see the same problems that plagued the beginning of last gen because engineers are very knowledgeable on modern design and architecture.

JoySticksFTW2998d ago

Tor's list was good; I think MikeMyers nailed it.

I would add...

- crappy ports and
- Japanese devs "westernizing" their games
- good devs closing & losing their jobs
- devs afraid to take chances because of above, so clone popular games / game mechanics (i.e. COD clones)

morkendo232997d ago

10 games i dont want to see next gen.

1.mass effect
2.resident evil
3.metal gear rising
4.walking dead
6.devil may cry
7.grand theft auto
8.saints row of duty
10. god of war

reason why?? all these games glorify the DEVIL and serve illuminati purpose to keep people blinded. illuminati in the money making business of killing,murdering,sabotaging,d ecieving life events preticularly music,video game,media

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punisher992998d ago

Thats only half of it though. Another big problem was the soldering they both did on the CPU and GPU. For whatever reason, this generation they chose lead free soldering on those chips. Lead free soldering is just not durable enough to withstand constant heating and cooling. And this was the main culprit for the PS3's YLOD and the 360's RROD issues. The new consoles need lead soldering, not lead free because lead soldering is much more durable.

Kyosuke_Sanada2998d ago (Edited 2998d ago )

I agree with this list completely. I would also like to add no day one patches and no DLC for characters and skins unless it is an expansion that is worthy to enough to played separately. Fighting games should never have DLC only unlockables and patches for balancing.......

animegamingnerd2998d ago

chances are very unlikely but the only thing i don't want to see next gen is all of the problems DLC has caused

bozebo2998d ago

Hardware faults is the only one on the list that isn't guaranteed to happen.

gamedebater2998d ago

I want to see More LUSH enviorments. Not this static BS that looks like HD ps2 games.

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